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of washington this morning. tens of thousands of confidential u.s. military records posted on line. what secrets are revealed. we will have the story when the morning news continues. presenting the cadillac "summer's best" sales event. a fantastic opportunity to get a great offer on an all new cadillac srx luxury collection crossover... ..with a bose premium sound system. and an ultra-view sunroof designed to let more summer time in. summer brings out the best in all of us, so now's the perfect time to get behind the wheel of a new cadillac. hurry in for great lease or purchase offers on an all new srx during cadillac's summer's best sales event going on now at your cadillac dealer. >>> good morning to you. look back. a short final ago the founder of the wicki leaks website said there appears to be evidence of war crimes in the more than 90,000 classified u.s. military records posted on line. scott mcfarlane has late details live this morning in our washington, d.c. bureau, scott, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. really an unprecedented release of military information and as you m
. it is his first official visit to the u.s. alison burns joins us from our washington, d.c. newsroom with a preview of what is on their agenda. good morning, alison. >> reporter: good morning, pam. defending bp, britain's new prime minister will be in bp's corner asly meets with president obama this morning. they met in canada last month but this is their first white house meeting. he will make the case while bp is responsible for the oil spill the company needs to survive. it is europe's second largest energy companand its failure could be more devastating for the economy. he has been uncomfortablwith the hash grilling of executives by u.s. officials. president obama has his own agenda today emphasizing u.s. resolve in afghanistan and pressing cameron for continued support. cameron has said he wants all troops out by 2015. president obama had said he wants to start pulling out troops next summer. support is waning in both countries and president obama wants to emphasize today that success is still possible. the two leaders will be in meetings for most of the day and hold a news conf
. he arrived yesterday. he is a nuclear scientist who claims the u.s. kidnapped him. the u.s. claims he was a willing defector, the mothers of the american hikers sent a letter to iran's top legal official pleading that their children be set free before the first anniversary of their capture at the end of this month. >> hundreds of nurses marched through atthere ton in a protest targeting meg whitman. [ chanting ] >> the nurses protested outside her home yesterday. the union, which has endorsed democrat jerry brown, says whitman's announced plans to layoff 40,000 state workers and streamline labor rules would end up effecting nurses as well but not all nurses agree. >> this is a mean-spirited woman, there is no question about that, and nurses take care of the most vulnerable and what she is doing is going after the most vulnerable. i think it is unfair to target her. she is saying the whole state. and our state needs to cut back. >> she was campaigning in southern california. >> sal, what is happening in marin county. >> we are just checking it for you -- [overlapping speakers] [ inaud
are also following international breaking news this morning. the u.s. embassy in paris says two of its employees are having medical tests now after they handled a suspicious letter. investigators say they were employees in the mailroom who identified the letter and then french authorities were called in to examine it. paris people say the two people say they just don't feel well but it is not clear if they are seriously ill or not. >>> in overnight news three u.s. troops died in explosions in afghanistan and that makes that the deadliest month for american forces in the nine year afghan war. at least 63 american service people died in the month of july. nato says the three latest casualties were killed in spray separate blasts in southern afghanistan. the commanders had previously warned the number of deaths could go up as the military increases its war on the taliban. >>> in the meantime the fbi says it may know who was involved in leaking more than 90,000 pages of classified documents on the war in afghanistan. that showed up on the wikileaks websites -- [ inaudible ] >> -- the chair
,000 locations across the u.s. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is in pakistan today to announce a massive new u.s. aid program. secretary clinton is unveiling a five year $7.5 billion package to pakistan that will focus on water, energy and health projects. the new aid to pakistan is designed to combat antiamerican sentiments there. >> time now 6:17. the california democratic party will stay neutral on the state's proposition 19, which would legalize marijuana any california. the proposition, if it is approved by voters, would allow adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana for personal use and allow governments to regulate and tax it. california already allows medical more a want a use. >>> tomorrow the oakland city council will consider licensing four marijuana production plants where pot would be grown, packaged and processed for several purposes, from body oil to baked goods. however, california's medical marijuana growers say this idea could drive them out of business. if it is approved the marijuana production plants would have to pay more than $200,000 in annual permit fees, t
clinton is representing the u.s. at that conference. >>> a fire in a parking lot damaged six cars. ktvu learned there was no sign of accelerants at this point. at this point, investigators are paying special attention to a toyota minivan which is the first car to catch fire. >> because it's the car was in a damp area, investigators are coming in. >>> time now 62:45. hours of debate ended last night with the oakland city council deciding against a plan that could have brought $28 million due to medical marijuana tax hike. they opted for a tier plan. 5.2% tax on medical marijuana dispensaries, 8% tax on cultivate tors and up to 10% on the facilities that sell marijuana for recreational use if the voters approve it in november. the council plans to revisit this issue at a special meeting scheduled for monday afternoon >>> the north bay city has a new distinction this morning. sonoma county is now the second gayest metropolitan area in the country. the study looks at census numbers to find the area with the highest percentage of same sex couples. san francisco leads. santa rosa ranks number
to the u.s. supreme court is headed to the full senate now. after the senate judiciary committee gave its approval yesterday. they got enough votes in the senate to confirm the 50-year- old, elena kaganment the vote could be issued as soon as next week. elena kagan will be replacing retiring justice, john paul stephens. three women will be serving in the nation's highest court for the first time ever if the vote is confirmed. >>> well, let's check back in with sal and check in with the traffic situations. you have been following a few? >> yes. d where he following the weather, wondering if it will have a significant affect on the morning commute. starting at the san mateo bridge, a small delay at the toll plaza heading west. not a lot mapping there. let's move along and take look at 880 in oakland. traffic looks good on the way up to the bay bridge toll plaza. when you get there, westbound a small delay there. traffic continue to look okay. 580, an accident westbound involving a bob tail truck blocking a lane. not affecting much, but be aware it is there. >>> fogs and clouds this
in washington hammering bp it hasn't. u.s. house leader including nancy pelosi stage a conference call in an hour and a half to announce sweeping new legislation that would tighten the rules on new oil companies including bp, perhaps especially bp. and the white house and local officials from louisiana issuing statements saying either with tony hayward or without him bp must still plug the well and clean the damage. >> i think it is the right thing to do. i think it is a positive move for bp in the right direction. he did absolutely nothing to help the situation in clean up, in response, and in pr for the image of bp. >> reporter: and this morning the new ceo soon to be ceo of bp, mississippi's bob dudley says he doesn't expect anymore oil to come spewing into the gulf of mexico from the rig. he says his top priority is saling that blown oil well for good. live in washington, scott mcfarlane, ktvu channel 2 news. >> 6:16. the obama dmins twaition wants to allow the bush administration tax cuts for those people earning more than 200,000 a year to expire. the obama wants to extend those
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